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70 Greatest Quotes About Lie


There are only two things. Truth and lies. Truth is indivisible, hence it cannot recognize itself; anyone who wants to recognize it has to be a lie. Franz Kafka
An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling lie. Aldous Huxley
No one can lie, no one can hide anything, when he looks directly into someone's eyes. Paulo Coelho
The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. John F. Kennedy
There is no sickness worse for me than words that to be kind must lie. Aeschylus
Perhaps the great American Republic, whose interests lie in the Pacific and who has no hand in the spoliation of Africa, may someday dream of foreign possession. Jose Rizal
One ought always to lie, when one can do good by it;. Mark Twain
Keep a watch also on the faults of the patients, which often make them lie about the taking of things prescribed. Hippocrates
When people tell a lie about something, they have to make up a bunch of lies to go with the first one. ‘Mythomania’ is the word for it. Haruki Murakami
The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. Lucille Ball
You're not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on. Dean Martin
Why lie? I'm not going to be a hypocrite and say the opposite of what I think, like some others do. Cristiano Ronaldo
I'm not going to lie; listen, I'm nice at basketball. Drake
A lie told often enough becomes the truth. Vladimir Lenin
True love will triumph in the end—which may or may not be a lie, but if it is a lie, it's the most beautiful lie we have. John Green
The lie, of course, is more interesting. John Irving
They follow the Hitler line - no matter how big the lie; repeat it often enough and the masses will regard it as the truth. John F. Kennedy
The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else. George Bernard Shaw
Sweet spring, full of sweet days and roses, a box where sweets compacted lie. George Herbert
An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded. Pope John Paul II
I have a punishing workout regimen. Every day I do 3 minutes on a treadmill, then I lie down, drink a glass of vodka and smoke a cigarette. Anthony Hopkins
I'm telling you a lie in a vicious effort that you will repeat my lie over and over until it becomes true. Lady Gaga
Dare to be true. Nothing can need a lie: a fault which needs it most, grows two thereby. George Herbert
The law condemns and punishes only actions within certain definite and narrow limits; it thereby justifies, in a way, all similar actions that lie outside those limits. Leo Tolstoy
Someone who knows too much finds it hard not to lie. Ludwig Wittgenstein
By a lie, a man... annihilates his dignity as a man. Immanuel Kant
Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty. Stephen King
We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter. Denis Diderot
A lie has no leg, but a scandal has wings. Thomas Fuller
The burdens of generations of poverty and powerlessness lie heavy in the fields of America. If we fail, there are those who will see violence as the shortcut to change. Cesar Chavez
Animals don't lie. Animals don't criticize. If animals have moody days, they handle them better than humans do. Betty White
The choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation. Benjamin Disraeli
A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt dangerous. Alfred Adler
He who has the fastest golf cart never has a bad lie. Mickey Mantle
Those in possession of absolute power can not only prophesy and make their prophecies come true, but they can also lie and make their lies come true. Eric Hoffer
I never lie. I believe everything I say, so it's not a lie. Mark Wahlberg
The public weal requires that men should betray, and lie, and massacre. Michel de Montaigne
Multiculturalism leads to parallel societies and therefore remains a 'life lie.'. Angela Merkel
Immortality: A toy which people cry for, And on their knees apply for, Dispute, contend and lie for, And if allowed Would be right proud Eternally to die for. Ambrose Bierce
Given the choice between accomplishing something and just lying around, I'd rather lie around. No contest. Eric Clapton
Scales always lie. They don't make a scale that ever told the truth about value, about worth, about significance. Ann Voskamp
The capacities by which we can gain insights into higher worlds lie dormant within each one of us. Rudolf Steiner
A friend once said, and I found to be true,That everyday people, they lie to God too,So what makes you think, that they won't lie to you. Lauryn Hill
Whoever tells a lie is not pure of heart, and such a person can not cook a clean soup. Ludwig van Beethoven
It is a lie - any talk of God that does not comfort you. Meister Eckhart
I ain't gonna lie: I love that cheese. Rick Ross
The lie took form as she spoke, pulling on as many strands of truth as it could reach. Scott Westerfeld